20 Funny Chinese Fortune Cookie Sayings

The recipe for the Chinese fortune cookie is actually based on a Japanese cracker. These flat cookies are baked and than folded over with a fortune left inside for the consumer. You can never be left not entertained by receiving a fortune in your cookie. From wisdom to lucky numbers, here is a look at some of the funniest Chinese fortune cookie sayings that have ever been shared.

A new pair of shoes will do you a world of good.
A thrilling time is in your immediate future.
Avoid taking unnecessary gambles.
Do or do not. There is no try.
Do you feel like you’re walking in mud? Take your time today.
Every exit is an entrance to new experiences.
Ignore previous cookie.
Marriage lets you annoy one special person for the rest of your life.
Maybe you can live on the moon in next century.
Never tease an armed midget with a high five.
Only listen to the fortune cookie; disregard all other fortune telling units.
Some fortune cookies contain no fortune.
The fortune you seek is in another cookie.
The rubber bands are heading in the right direction.
Time heals all wounds. Keep your chin up.
Today is probably a huge improvement over yesterday.
You can be trusted to keep a secret.
You will be hungry again in one hour.
You will read this and say, “Geez! I could come up with a better fortune than that.”

Here is a look at the secret history of the fortune cookie. From becoming a hallmark of Chinese American restaurant tradition, let’s take a look at how this came to leave its nation of birth China.